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Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuses

Winning the Fight Against Yourself



7/21/2014 11:45:06 AM

LOLAINSC's SparkPage
Great article--short and sweet and straight to the heart of the matter.


4/8/2014 1:54:49 PM

Good luck is kind of a dumb wish. In France they say "Bon courage" - good courage, and in Japan, they say good effort. Maybe we should switch to one of those.


1/19/2014 11:11:11 AM

OUATEONE2's SparkPage
Great article that nails it!


12/18/2013 10:18:52 AM

It is nice to know that even a personal trainer struggles getting out of bed! I fight with myself everyday. Worst is when my husband is snoring right through the alarm! The best thing I do is make myself get out of bed at least for 5 min. I tell myself is I still don't want to go ok, but most of the time I figure I am already up might as well go!


11/9/2013 9:17:52 PM

Exercise is actually bad for you. See "Why You Should Never Exercise" at


9/4/2013 3:58:18 AM

I like this article!


7/9/2013 6:09:20 PM

THEWWWAY's SparkPage
I would really like to get into the habit of exercising early in the morning.


6/11/2013 6:44:24 PM

BARBWMS's SparkPage
Thanks.. just what I needed. And I like the 90 year old plus category for the 5K. I hope I'm right in there too!


5/21/2013 7:37:39 AM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
Good article. Sometimes I will say I'm not going today. But I will sit about five minutes and I'll say no let me go to the gym. For me I feel guilty if I don't go.


5/20/2013 2:58:31 PM

Thanks for the article! I enjoyed reading it for the second time.


4/25/2013 9:51:21 AM

Thank you for this article, I enjoyed it alot and feel like I would like to exercise.


3/23/2013 2:45:15 PM

000TXSUNSHINE's SparkPage
For me, a huge part is having a hard time telling between when I feel bad enough to rest and when I should power through. I've made mistakes going both ways. Being stubborn can be good in some ways but can cause physical illness/injury worse. But, sometimes it doesn't seem too bad. Other times I rest when it's not so bad-but my excuse say it's really bad-and I can 'fall into the trap of "I need to rest" and inertia sets in. Why can't I figure it out?


3/1/2013 10:42:47 PM

1LAZYCOOK's SparkPage
My main excuses are "I deserve a day off" or "I've done enough this week".


3/1/2013 6:06:57 PM

KATADAMS1011's SparkPage
It is a battle every single day -- sometimes it's 3 am for me, sometimes I get to sleep until 4:30 am. Either way, you can't think about it, just do it! It only takes 2 weeks for something to become a habit, so no more excuses -- face it head on, dead on! And GET - IT - DONE!


3/1/2013 5:19:46 PM

This is JUST what I needed to hear today. One of the main reasons I could never get my weight under control is because I could never commit to exercise. Knowing that even a personal trainer struggle with this, makes me feel even more confident that I can overcome it. Another good tip is to have a work out buddy, someone who will constantly pushing you to work. I have a friend who simply asks, "Did you work out today?" and telling her confidently "yes" is almost worth the work out alone.

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